08 September, 2015
To help the grapes see the sun
Outdoor preparations before the grapeharvest look like this.
They have looked like this for a couple of weeks now.
The idea is to remove branches - leaves - to uncover the grapes, so they will catch just a bit more sun before they will land in our baskets in just a few days now. (More pics).
You are quite right.
It is okay to cut manually, but when you cut three hecares and an equivalent of about 10 kilometers of rows with vines, you may feel that your arms are a bit long in the end.
Luckily this job is coming to an end now.